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Poster: k-otic Date: Apr 8, 2009 10:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Well it´s me again ...Video Cellar ... are those safe??

Thanks again for explaining those rather crazy copyright laws .. i always thought once a work becomes public domain in the country of its origine .. it becomes public domain world wide

anyway .. it gives me enough titles to upload over the next few month

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Apr 9, 2009 7:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Well it´s me again ...Video Cellar ... are those safe??

It was usually the case that if the works are PD in thier home country they were universally PD.

An example of how URAA has been used to protect a work beyond its copyright expiry in country of origin is the US courts affirmation of the continued rights under URAA in the stories that make up the "Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" even though all of A Conan Doyle's work has been PD in the UK since the end of 2000.
http://www.sherlockian.net/acd/copyright.html

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-04-09 14:58:36